Chicken Salad Chick: ‘Best in America’

Chicken Salad Chick offers 13 different twists on its signature item, plus sides such as broccoli salad and a few other menu selections.

How do you make people feel better during a pandemic? For starters, offer up a baker’s dozen flavors of gourmet chicken salad, which Southern Living magazine deemed “the best in America.”

That’s exactly what Chicken Salad Chick restaurant did on September 22, when it opened its first franchise location in the Triangle at Cary’s Waverly Place. Social media had been buzzing for months prior to the debut of the Alabama-based fast-casual concept with a mission to “spread joy, enrich lives and serve others.”

What started in founder Stacy Brown’s home kitchen has spread to more than 170 Chicken Salad Chick locations in multiple states. Now people in and around Cary can get their fill of traditional, fruity and savory chicken salad varieties made fresh daily on site.

Pictured left to right are Mike Saccone, Tammy Paul and John Schuster of Chicken Salad Chick. Photo by Pete Paul

“I’m excited to open the restaurant in Cary because this is exactly what I was meant to do,” said Tammy Paul, general manager and operating partner. “I love this community and look forward to connecting with people and introducing them to our wonderful food.”

Franchise owners Mike Saccone and John Schuster own the development rights for the Triangle area and plan to open six locations within the next several years.

“We want to make a difference in people’s lives, and the Cary market is the perfect place to do that,” Saccone said, adding that the company is closely involved in charitable endeavors within the local communities where it does business.

Guests will enjoy trying distinctive chicken salad selections like Fancy Nancy with Fuji apples, seedless grapes and pecans; Olivia’s Old South combining sweet pickles and egg; and Sassy Scotty, which features a zesty fusion of ranch dressing, bacon and cheddar cheese.

Best-selling flavor Classic Carol contains all white meat shredded chicken, finely chopped celery, mayonnaise (Duke’s, of course!) and a secret seasoning.

Prefer something with a bit more punch? Order the Buffalo Barclay, Jalapeño Holly or Sriracha-infused Kickin’ Kay Lynne.

All the creatively named chicken salad flavors are inspired by real women in the founder’s life.

Additional enticing menu items include pimento cheese, egg salad and oven-roasted turkey breast. You also can choose from among signature soups, seasonal salads and sides like broccoli salad, pasta salad, fresh fruit and mac ’n’ cheese.

If you want to dine in, food will be delivered to your table in two minutes or less. A “Quick Chick” takeaway option is great for taking some goodness home to enjoy throughout the week. Online ordering is accessible via the Chicken Salad Chick website, and the eatery offers curbside pickup.

The brick-and-mortar space features an assortment of tables and banquettes that can accommodate 92 guests. Classic local photos hang on vibrant-hued walls. Patio seating is available.

Chicken Salad Chick is open from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Chicken Salad Chick
302 Colonades Way, Suite 202 (Waverly Place), Cary
(984) 207-5516

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *